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Freshman Orientation

During orientation, you will have a great opportunity to establish relationships with your academic deans, advisors, faculty, and many University departments.

Register for Freshman Orientation New Student Guide Checklist

This summer, before you arrive to campus, you will complete Online Orientation modules that will help familiarize you with campus resources and introduce you to student life. Next, you will join us on-campus for your Orientation Connection Day, where you will learn how to find your way around campus, and have a chance to meet fellow incoming students and current student leaders who will welcome you as a new member of our community. This is also an opportunity to establish relationships with your academic advisors, and many University departments. Students will be issued their StormCard (University ID) during Orientation.

Registration for Orientation Connection Days will be available for students who have accepted their admission and will be announced via email soon. Please note that in order to register for Orientation, you must have paid your deposit. View the New Student Guide Checklist for deposit deadline and other important information.

The freshman orientation connection day sessions are below:

  • Wednesday, June 16
  • Thursday, June 17
  • Wednesday, June 23
  • Thursday, June 24
  • Wednesday, June 30
  • Wednesday, July 7
  • Thursday, July 8
  • Wednesday, July 21 (not available to pharmacy students)
  • Thursday, July 22 (not available to pharmacy students)
  • Wednesday, July 28
  • Thursday, July 29
  • Wednesday, August 4
  • Thursday, August 5
  • Tuesday, August 10 (open to transfer students)
  • Wednesday, August 11

COVID testing will be provided on-site on Orientation Connection Days free of charge. Students who are not already vaccinated will be required to be tested. Additional information will be provided to students and their families as their Connection Day approaches regarding testing, vaccination documentation requirements, and safety protocols.

If you are met with a capacity cap and are unable to register for your desired session, please contact the Orientation team at [email protected]. In-person sessions are capped at lower levels this year for social distancing.

We look forward to meeting you and all of the newest members of the St. John's family, and sharing what’s to come during your fall semester.

For immediate questions about orientation, please email [email protected].

Staten Island Orientation

Our New Student Orientation seeks to prepare students for academic and social engagement as members of the St. John’s community. Through our transition programs and resources, we aim to provide information and experiences that will support students and their family in their transition to college and to St. John’s University. The Orientation team looks forward to welcoming you to campus!